As it has every year since 2003, Oregano Systems attended this years so-called plugfest at the 2016 International IEEE Symposium on Precision Clock Synchronization for Measurement, Control and Communication (ISPCS 2016). The plugfest was held at the Clarion Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden, and lasted for two and half days. About 30 companies attended the event with a wide range of devices, including grandmaster clocks, slave devices, boundary clocks, transparent clocks as well as GNSS simulators. All devices were plugged together in several test networks to perform a series of test cases to ensure interoperability. Oregano Systems provided their syn1588® VMS for performance measurements using 66 PPS inputs from all devices.
The following tests were performed during the plugfest:
- Default Profile: including a chain of transparent clocks (TCs) and boundary clocks (BCs) in layer-2 peer-to-peer (L2 P2P) and layer-3 end-to-end (L3 E2E) mode
- C37.238-2011 Power Profile
- G.8265.1 Telecom Profile 1
- G.8275.1: Telecom Profile 2
- IPv6 Default Profile
- ST-2059-1 SMPTE Profile for broadcasting applications
- Enterprise Profile
- 802.1as Profile for Time Sensitive Networks
Oregano Systems tested its syn1588® PTP Stack on several platforms, including the syn1588® PCIe network interface card. Additionally, Oregano Systems provided two of its syn1588® GBit Switches (a 1-step transparent clock) for establishing the network infrastructure for the tests.
The following gallery shows some impressions from this year’s plugfest.